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Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 14 - Public Consultation

Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Development Plan

In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 14, Malton Town Council and Norton-on-Derwent Town Council are undertaking a public consultation and would like to invite comments from organisations and individuals on its Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Development Plan.

The public consultation runs from Friday 12 February until Friday 26 March 2021.

Proposed Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Development Plan

Malton Town Council and Norton-on-Derwent Town Council have produced a Neighbourhood Development Plan which covers the whole of the civil parishes of Malton and Norton-on-Derwent.  The plan contains a vision for the parishes along with a set of objectives, planning policies and proposals and community actions to achieve the vision.  The planning policies within the plan seek to protect the character and meet the needs of the parishes, with policies guiding new development, notably for highways, the River Derwent corridor, community facilities, tourism and culture, the horse racing industry, housing and employment, as well as protection and enhancement policies relating to the green environment (including Local Green Spaces) and the built environment (including conservation areas).

Following this consultation, the plan will be amended and then submitted to Ryedale District Council (RDC), as required, for a further Regulation 16 consultation and independent examination. The plan, if successful at examination, will then proceed to a local referendum.  If the plan receives a majority vote the district council will adopt the plan which will then become part of the statutory development plan – the Local Plan – for Ryedale.  Any planning applications submitted within the boundary will be determined in accordance with this plan.  

Aim of this consultation

This consultation seeks your views on the content of the proposed Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Development Plan, together with the supporting Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Reports.

Availability of documents

Pre submission draft (PDF, 80 pages, 4Mb)

Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Proposals Map - pre submission version (PDF, 1 page, 3Mb)

Strategic Environmental Assessment report  (PDF, 55 pages,4Mb)

Habitats Regulations Assessment  (PDF, 50 pages, 1.2Mb)

The plan, map and reports, together with supporting documents and evidence base may be viewed at Malton Town Council and Norton-on-Derwent Town Council websites.

Deposit locations

 Hard copies of the consultation document, including proposals map, are also available for inspection at the following deposit locations (subject to Covid restrictions):

Malton Town Council

The Wesley Centre, Saville Street, Malton, YO17 7LL

Mon to Thurs 9am to 5pm phone first 01653 609888

Norton on Derwent Town Council

84b Commercial Street, Norton, YO17 9ES

Mon to Weds 9am to 5pm phone first 01653 695348

Malton Library

St Michael Street, Malton, YO17 7LJ

Normal opening hours

Norton Library

The Hive, Commercial Street, Norton, YO17 8ES

Normal opening hours

In addition, the town councils will be holding online drop-in sessions during the consultation period, as follows:-

Tuesday 2 March at 2pm, Saturday 6 March at 10am, and Tuesday 15 March at 6pm.

Zoom links to these meetings will be posted on the Town Councils' websites.  If you would like to pose a question in advance of the meeting please email these to Tim at .  He will register the question with the Planning Consultant and also register a slot for you to speak if you wish to do so.

How to comment

The town councils welcome your comments.  Comments should be submitted, preferably electronically, via this Survey Monkey questionnaire.


Paper questionnaires will also be available at deposit points and can be returned by sending to either of the following addresses:- 

Email:  or 

Post: Malton Town Council, The Wesley Centre, Saville Street, Malton, YO17 7LL or Norton on Derwent Town Council, 84b Commercial Street, Norton, YO17 9ES

The deadline for comments is 5pm on Friday 26 March 2021.  The councils cannot accept any late comments.  

Further information

Should you have any further queries about the Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Development Plan please contact the town councils via the above emails or telephone 01653 609888 Malton Town Council and 01653 695348 Norton Town Council.


Designation of a Neighbourhood Area – Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Area

In February 2019 the District Council designated the Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Area for neighbourhood planning purposes. The application to designate the area was made jointly by Malton and Norton Town Councils.

The extent of the Neighbourhood Area is illustrated on this map (PDF, 1 page, 388kb)

Application for the designation of a neighbourhood area

Malton and Norton Town Councils are committed to jointly preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the towns. A Neighbourhood Plan is a document which contains local planning policies that will influence decisions on new development in the future.

An important step in the neighbourhood plan process is the designation of the neighbourhood area. This is the area that the neighbourhood plan will cover. The Town Councils applied to the District Council to designate the Malton and Norton Neighbourhood Area. They proposed that the area should include all of the area of the parishes of Malton and Norton.

A map of the proposed area and a statement by the Town Councils explaining why the area should be designated as a neighbourhood area can be viewed below.

Malton and Norton Designation Statement (PDF, 4 pages, 621k)

If you would like to be informed of the progress of the neighbourhood plan, or if you would like to be informed when consultation events are taking place on the emerging Neighbourhood Plan, please contact the Town Clerks – Gail Cooke at Malton Town Council or Ros Tierney at Norton Town Council.


Contact us

Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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